Freeport man charged with parents’ stabbing deaths

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A Freeport man faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his parents. 33-year-old Mitchell Davis is charged in the deaths of 66-year-old Patrick Davis and 59-year-old Carlotta Davis. Police found them dead of apparent stab wounds about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Davis is in custody at the Stephenson County jail with bond of $750,000. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney to comment on his behalf. Stephenson County court records show Mitchell Davis has a history of mental illness and violence toward his parents. Records show a judge in October lifted a protective order Davis’ parents previously requested against him.